How is your style of massage different than Swedish massage or something you’d get at Massage Envy or in a hotel/spa?
Swedish massage is typically a 55-60 minute full-body massage designed for relaxation. This type of bodywork does not go very deeply and is not meant to treat chronic pain or injuries. Swedish massage is best suited for those seeking relaxation and to de-stress. My style of massage targets the deeper connective tissues within the body, working the bones, ligaments around the joints, tendons that attach muscles to the joints, as well the muscles themselves -- to address, treat, and relieve pain in the body.
What is Rolfing?
All Rolfers are massage therapists but not all massage therapists are Rolfers. It’s a separate certification program and school of thought based on the fundamentals of massage therapy. This type of work is akin to Myofascial Release (MFR) / a technique that many massage therapists offer and use in their practices. Rolfing moves the bones and connective tissue (fascia) and treats the entire body from head to pinky toe over the course of 10 sessions (known as the Ten Series). The idea is you attend one 90-minute session every week for 10 weeks and have your entire body realigned, one section at a time. The downside is that if you hurt your shoulder while skiing, but it's leg day in your Ten Series, tough cookies - you still have have the massage on your legs.
How often should I get massage?
That depends on your needs. For people treating injuries, both new and old, I recommend weekly sessions for a minimum of 6-8 weeks, after which we'd reassess where the body is, how it is responding to the work, and if more weekly treatments are needed or if the frequency of treatment can be scaled back to every other week or less. The “ideal” client, whose body has fully recovered, returns for a session once every three weeks. However, when this is not financially feasible, I’d suggest returning for a session at least every 4-5 weeks, to keep the client in tune with their body.
What type of massage do I need?
There’s no such thing as bad bodywork! I firmly believe there is a time and place for almost every style of massage. Different strokes for different folks! Everything including Swedish, Structural, Thai, Sports, Myofascial Release, Therapeutic, Cranio-sacral, Shiatsu, Ashiatsu, Russian, Hot Stone, and pre-natal and postpartum massages for expecting and new moms, all benefit depending on individual body's needs.
What goes into the pricing of massage?
Massage pricing is based on education, experience, location, and competitive industry standards (in line with other private massage practitioners/business owners).
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